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Practicum Training Opportunities at CTC

We are seeking advanced (4th year) practicum students who are enrolled in a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology Program (PsyD). We are also open to considering 3rd year students with experience providing therapy or students seeking a supplemental training year.

Training Program Requirements:

Our training activities are focused on in-person clinical work and training. Trainees are expected to:

  • Be on-site 3-4 days per week
  • Attend our required training day (Wednesday) in person
  • Conduct clinical work primarily in-person, with training and support for a small telehealth caseload
  • Train for the duration of our 11-month practicum program (August – June)
  • Schedule 14 clinical sessions per week
  • Participate in training activities 20-24 hours a week, comprised of supervision, as well as clinical and administrative work

Ideal Applicants to Our Program Demonstrate:

  • Interest in developing their ability to connect to themselves and their clients
  • Interest in practicing trauma-informed, relational, and feminist psychotherapy
  • Openness to receiving and implementing feedback from supervisors and peers
  • Strong professional comportment
  • A desire to participate in CTC community building activities alongside clinical and administrative staff
  • Motivation to engage in outreach and professional development activities through learning skills and best practices related to networking and running a private practice

We are proud to share that we have welcomed back former practicum students as Post-Doctoral Fellows as well as full-time and part-time clinicians. Our previous trainees have completed APA-accredited internships locally at sites such as Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, Primary Care Psychology Associates LLC, and The Village of Hoffman Estates Department of Health and Human Services as well as across the country at counseling centers including California State University Long Beach Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and Indiana University Student Counseling Center.